SWE Scholarship Deadlines Announced

SWE scholarships are back to help prospective and current students alleviate the financial burdens of going to college. Learn more and apply today for one of these coveted scholarships.
Apply for SWE Scholarships

SWE Scholarships support those who identify as a female/woman and are pursuing an ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student program in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States. In 2019, SWE disbursed nearly 260 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $810,000.

Upperclass applications will open December 1, 2019 – February 14, 2020.
Freshman applications will open March 1 , 2020 – May 1, 2020.

Scholarships are typically awarded in May (sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students) and July (freshmen students) for use during the upcoming academic year. Scholarship payments and announcements are made in September.

All SWE Scholarship applicants must be planning to attend a school with ABET-accredited programs. Undergraduate applicants must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year.  Masters and PhD candidates must be enrolled or accepted at a school with ABET-accredited programs in engineering, computing, or technology.

General questions regarding scholarships can be sent here. More information about eligibility and requirements can be found on the SWE Scholarships page or by viewing the video below:

Did you know?

  • Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000 each and some are renewable
  • Many professional SWE sections offer additional scholarships

Reentry/Non-Traditional Scholarships

The reentry scholarships were established to assist women in obtaining the credentials necessary to reenter the workforce as engineers. These scholarships apply to:

  • Students who have been out of school for a minimum of two years prior to the beginning of the current course of study
  • Students who have been out of the engineering or technology workforce for a minimum of two years prior to the beginning of the current course of study
  • Full or part time students
  • Students entering any year of engineering school, including graduate school

The non-traditional scholarships were established to assist women to return to school to obtain an engineering degree. These scholarships apply to:

  • Students who have been out of school for a minimum of two years prior to the beginning of the current course of study
  • Full or part time students
  • Students entering any year of engineering school, including graduate school

There is no minimum GPA requirement for students entering their first year as a reentry or non-traditional student.

Please apply for a freshman or upperclass scholarship based on your class level in the fall semester. Within the scholarship application is an option to choose reentry.

Reentry students with technical degrees may also be eligible for internships. Check out the opportunities created by our partnership with iRelaunch.


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